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Ayres HallMonica Black, professor of history, has been awarded this year’s Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History for her book “Death in Berlin.” The prize is awarded annually by the Wiener Library in London, one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi eras.

Ramon P. DeGennaro, professor of finance in the College of Business Administration, will present his joint research with Tianning Li, a UT Knoxville doctoral graduate and now professor at Hood College, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Recovery Conference in October. The paper is titled “How Did Kelo Affect Entrepreneurship? The Effects of Eminent Domain Legislation Reform on Local Small Businesses.” Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth A. Duke will be the keynote speaker.

Carol Parker, associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Law, has been named by the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute as the winner of the 2011 Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing. In addition to being the associate dean, Parker is the college’s director of legal writing.